Auction 121, Lot 447

"The South-East Prospect of Rippon, in the County of York", Buck, Samuel and Nathaniel

Subject: England, Yorkshire

Period: 1745 (published)

Publication: Buck's Antiquities

Color: Black & White

30.5 x 12 inches
77.5 x 30.5 cm

A bucolic panorama of Ripon on the northern side of West Riding in Yorkshire with fashionably dressed locals lounging in the foreground and the town in the background. A key to six locations on the right names points of interest, and a panel of text below the view gives a historical overview of the town. Samuel and Nathaniel Buck were engravers who toured England and Wales from 1720-1753 recording architectural antiquities as well as panoramic views of cities and seaports.


Condition: A

A dark impression on a strong sheet with a little minor offsetting.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/26/2007